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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Anti-Smoking Causes Obesity

Timothy Birdnow

Here's one from the "unintended consequences" file that should come as no surprise - but to liberals every bad outcome of their stupid policies comes as a surprise. Apparently, efforts to ban smoking are leading to problems with obesity.

Gee, who'da thunk it! People deprived of one oral fixation are turning to another!

My own mother started smoking in her twenties to help her lose weight and it worked. Of course, she's smoked ever since, but she's never had a weight problem, either. One wonders what would have happened had she not smoked but had carried too much weight; she's been surprisingly healthy over the years. Perhaps she would have been sickly had she been fat and smoke free?

Of course the liberal answer would be to ban overeating or fatty foods in addition to smoking. When that turns to overindulgence in sex and the consequences of THAT I suppose they will regulate carnal knowledge, and when THAT leads to, say, an uptick in violence, they will ...

It never stops; these people see themselves as gods, deities capable of molding people as easily as a potter molds clay. Their hubris is staggering.

How long before everything that is not forbidden is compulsory? How long before there is no option save going quietly into that good night? Man is not an insect; we do not exist as a gestalt, or as a community. We are individuals, with faults and foibles. We will perish if the left gets what it wants; a society intimately wrapped around it's members.

So, eat, drink, and be merry for tomorrow...

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